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Varsity student in ivory case says he was framed by girlfriend’s rich dad – VIDEO

A second year student at Moi University accused of ivory trafficking on Tuesday broke down several times in court claiming that he has been framed by his girlfriend’s rich father. Japheth Bakari was arrested on May 16 in possession of 8.5kg of ivory with a street value is Sh850,000. But when...

Man who abandoned wife, six kids returns home after 51 years – PHOTOS

An 81-year old man has returned home after disappearing for 51 years, thanks to the ongoing Mau Forest evictions. Mr Francis Muthua Chege left his home in Ikumbi village of Kigumo Constituency, Murang’a County, in 1968 when he was 30 years old. He did not inform his wife and six children...

Govt now validates unions of Busia couples that swapped spouses

Two couples, who swapped spouses in Busia County a week ago, have signed a joint parental responsibility agreement in bid to protect the rights of the five children under their care. Lilian Weta, aged 28 and a mother of three, and Immaculate Wekesa, 29, and a mother of two, exchanged...

Eight arrested for defrauding more than 300 Kenyans in Kuwait job scam

Detectives in Nairobi on Tuesday arrested eight people who are suspected to have conned hundreds of victims with the promise of greener pastures in Kuwait, Middle East. The suspects were arrested at 680 and Clarrion Hotels in Nairobi by Detectives from Central Police Station. Franline Otieno, Kevin Olondi, Stella Cheruto, Joseph...

Judge reduces sentence for Kakamega man who defiled daughter during ‘virginity test’

A man serving 20 years in prison for defiling his daughter three years ago got slight reprieve after the sentence was reduced to 15 years after he appealed at the High Court. The accused was convicted afresh after he defiled his 15-year-old daughter, saying he wanted to confirm that she...

Chaos as Kisumu MCAs foil Speaker Onyango Oloo’s attempt to access office

Members of Kisumu County Assembly on Wednesday morning engaged the police in a game of cat and mouse after they prevented Speaker Onyango Oloo from accessing his office. Oloo was attempting to access the County Assembly office despite having been replaced last week by an Acting Speaker Anti-riot police who were...

Miniskirt-clad Akothee tamed in Parliament – PHOTOS/ VIDEO

Kenyan entertainer Esther Akoth aka Akothee on Wednesday caused drama in Parliament after she walked in dressed inappropriately. Akothee, who was in Parliament at the invitation of nominated MP David Sankok, was clad in a green miniskirt suit, sending the parliamentary orderlies in a frenzy as to how they would...

Reprieve for ‘private investigator’ Jane Mugo as court grants her Sh200k bail

Jane Wawira Mugo, the private investigator who has been on the police’s wanted list, on Wednesday appeared before a Nairobi court and ordered to deposit a cash bail of Sh200,000 for her release. The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) had initially indicated that Ms Mugo was wanted for “various criminal activities,...

Jilted husband storms school, stabs female teacher in middle of lesson

A man on Tuesday stormed a school where his wife is a teacher and stabbed her over claims of infidelity. Kevin Ochieng stormed St Paul Gulf Academy in Bondo town and stabbed his wife on the neck and cheek before fleeing the scene. The 25-year-old victim, identified as Evelyn Akinyi, said...

Cohen’s estranged wife allowed to be present during postmortem

The estranged wife of Dutch tycoon the late Tob Cohen, Sarah Wairimu, has been granted access to Chiromo Mortuary during the postmortem that is scheduled for Wednesday. Justice Stella Mutuku made the orders to have Ms Wairimu at the mortuary during the procedure. The procedure was rescheduled on Tuesday after Government pathologist...

‘Apostle’ Ng’ang’a clarifies ‘matuta’ and ‘kiosks’ insult

Neno Evangelism founder, “Apostle” James Ng’ang’a has rubbished claims that he is demented following a series of viral videos on social media showing him in outbursts and issuing threats. In an interview with a local radio station, the 66-year-old preacher, who has attracted immense criticism in recent times, emphasized that...

Another big win for Mariga as Political Parties Tribunal rules in his favour

The Political Parties Tribunal has dismissed an application seeking to block McDonald Mariga from flying the Jubilee Party flag in the November 7 Kibra by-election. In arriving at this decision, tribunal chairperson Kyalo Mbobu ruled that the petitioner didn’t use the right avenue in filing the petition. He added that the...

Wangari Mathai’s former husband, Mwangi Mathai, passes on

Mwangi Mathai, a former MP for Lang’ata constituency, is dead. Mwangi is also a former husband of Nobel laureate, the late Prof Wangari Mathai. An obituary in the Daily Nation did not say when Mwangi died or his burial date. “It is with profound sadness and humble acceptance of God’s will that...

Ken Okoth’s widow now disputes DNA test results, says she has ‘real’ outcome

The wife of former Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth has thrown a new twist on the matter of DNA tests presented to court a few days ago. The widow, Monica Okoth, has now disputed the results of the tests, which returned a positive outcome on the paternity of the son of...

Shock as angry youth sets woman’s body ablaze before her burial – VIDEO

A village in Bumula, Bungoma county has been left in shock after the body of a 52-year-old woman and the coffin she was set to be buried in was set ablaze by youths over witchcraft claims. Evalyne Simiyu’s burial had been scheduled for Tuesday, but a group of rowdy youth,...

World’s best teacher Tabichi opens US Congress with prayer – VIDEO

The world’s best teacher, Peter Tabichi, who on Monday swapped classrooms for the White House and met US President Donald Trump, has become the first Kenyan to recite the Franciscan prayer for peace at the Capitol, Washington DC. Tabichi teaches science at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School at Pwani village...

Wanted ‘private investigator’ says she is ready to face DCI

Wanted ‘private investigator’ Jane Wawira Mugo has said she was ready to face the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who last week launched a manhunt for her, while describing her as a ‘serial criminal’. Last week, DCI said Ms Mugo, who claims to be a private investigator and CEO of...

How compassionate cab driver’s selfless act saved the life of epileptic passenger

A cab hailing app driver on Monday night saved the life of a passenger who had an epileptic seizure inside his car. Joseph Kyallo Wambua, a 35-year-old new-in-the-business driver had started his evening shift in his usual way and was around Fedha Estate in Embakasi. LARGE CROWD “At some point I passed...

Kirubi shares his cancer journey, says it takes more than prayers to cure – VIDEO

After a prolonged period of speculation, business tycoon Chris Kirubi has come out to confirm that he has been battling cancer. Mr Kirubi, who in 2017 spent several months in the United States where he received specialized treatment, however did not disclose what kind of cancer he is being treated...

How Linturi’s family disowned Kitany during funeral

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s family have joined hands in disowning businesswoman Maryanne Kitany. Kitany has repeatedly told the court in Nairobi that she is Linturi’s wife something that the senator denies. And on Tuesday, her name was missing from a list of family members printed on the funeral programme of...

Reggae crooner Alpha Blondy coming to Nairobi for Koroga Festival

Ivorian reggae legend Alpha Blondy is expected in Nairobi on Thursday to headline the 27th edition of Koroga Festival next weekend at the Two Rivers Mall Grounds. Blondy – real name Seydou Kone – hit the limelight in the 1980s after the release of the hit song ‘Operation Coup Poing...

Top criminal lawyer Cliff Ombeta takes ‘reversed’ role in Cohen’s murder case

Prominent criminal lawyer Cliff Ombeta has assumed an ‘unfamiliar’ role in the on going murder case of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen. Ombeta, who has made a name for himself for often representing the accused in high profile murder cases, will this time be representing the family of the slain businessman...

Jimmy Gait returns home to rousing welcome at JKIA

Gospel musician Jimmi Gait received a hearty welcome from his fans and family on Sunday at the JKIA when he jetted back into the country from treatment in India. The crowd danced and cheered at him while showering him with flowers and gifts. He thanked his fans for their support...

Uhuru to address Singapore Summit on Formula One weekend

President Uhuru Kenyatta could not have hoped for a better time to visit Singapore. State House spokesperson Kanze Dena on Tuesday announced that President Kenyatta will be in the Asian country in a trip whose highlight will be a speech at the Singapore Summit 2019. The summit, which will be held...

Nairobi Woman Rep Passaris in high spirits after successful surgery

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris who was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on Monday has announced that the surgical procedure was a success. The legislator had on Monday told her online followers that she was due to undergo an operation to deal with a recurrent back pain. Thank...

MP wants elected leaders to work for free

An MP has called for the scrapping of salaries for elected leaders saying they sought public seats to serve, not for monetary gain. North Imenti legislator Rahim Dawood, who made history for donating his entire salary during his stint as a councillor, said he was ready to lead the way...

Nairobi Women Rep Passaris in high spirits after successful surgery

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris who was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on Monday has announced that the surgical procedure was a success. The legislator had on Monday told her online followers that she was due to undergo an operation to deal with a recurrent back pain. Thank...

Jubilee’s Kang’ata explains why he is backing ODM’s Imran instead of Mariga

Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata is the latest Jubilee Party politician to disassociate himself with the party’s candidate in the Kibra by-election, McDonald Mariga. Kang’ata, who is a lawyer by profession, has instead said he will support ODM’s candidate Imran Okoth. “(The late) Ken Okoth was my friend. That’s why I will be...

Survey ranks Kenya 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in

A new survey done by InterNations, a global community and information site for people who live and work abroad and published by Forbes, has ranked Kenya the 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in, in the world. The results are part of InterNations’s latest Exparts Insider Survey, a comprehensive report...

Sh1m recovered from cowshed after police arrest one more heist suspect

Detectives have arrested one more suspect in connection with the Sh72 million bank robbery and recovered Sh1 million which had been hidden in a cowshed. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect Benard Sewanga, a G4S officer was arrested on Monday after being traced to his hiding...
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